BORNO State Governor Babagana Zulum has approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Arab as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), of the state Hospital Management Board.
This was contained in a statement yesterday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy Isa Gusau in Maiduguri.
Gusau said Arab will take over from Dr Muhammad Aminu who has been appointed as a Permanent Secretary.
“Arab is a 57-year old medical professor with a speciality in paediatrics, gastroenterology, herpetology and nutrition.
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“He was the head of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Herpetology and Nutrition / Infectious diseases specialist clinic of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) before his appointment.
“Arab is an Honourary Consultant at the UMTH, a locum (backup) consultant at the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, and a visiting consultant at the Sani Abacha Hospital, Damaturu, Yobe.
“As an academic, Arab has mentored many doctors, and has authored and co-authored 47 local and international academic publications.”